Armchair BEA, Friday, May 30, 2014, Topic of Choice/Positive Aspects
Positive Aspects of Blogging/Book Reviewing:
Interesting people you meet: fellow bloggers, readers, authors, publishers, publicists, students, accidental tourists.
You meet people of all: ages, genders, races, religions, cultures, ideologies; and those who are "out-there" as yet unnamed, nor do they want a category.
All of us brought together by a passionate love for books and reading and even book smelling.
The places you'll go: Armchair traveling through the books you read or the books other people read. When we share our treasured reads we are opening a door to another world, one in which we may never visit in person, or experience, but through it's characters we can share in what they reveal to us about their life and era.
Thus we can empathize with their troubles, we can learn from their mistakes, and we can broaden our mind to value human life in all its complexities.
Our brains grow bigger: A vanguard reason of reading for me is to broaden my scope of people and life, as well as to dissect its characters (in a nice way). In brief, I want my brain to grow bigger, taller, and more cells regenerating (I'm being melodramatic).
A life without books or reading is dismal and dark.
I've never understood a person who does not like to read. It is perplexing. Tragic.